Queensland Government proposed fast-track Duplex approvals

Submitted by Nicole Johnston on Mon, 08/02/2010 - 23:00

Lord Mayor Campbell Newman has rejected State Government plans for duplex development across Brisbane, claiming it will 'double the number of houses, driveways and cars and halve the number of trees'.
And he was supported by two senior Labor Opposition Councillors who also 'expressed concern about the significant loss of character and greenspace' the State plan would cause.
The Lord Mayor today said Brisbane residents had a clear choice for how Brisbane should be developed over the next 20 years - suburban block splitting, or high density CBD living.

Right to Information Search on Sherwood Bus Depot

Submitted by webmaster on Sun, 07/02/2010 - 18:39

The following documentation has been obtained from Brisbane City Council regarding the now approved Sherwood Bus Depot.  It also contains material related to plans for all bus depots.


This information was requested prior to the decision to proceed with the depot.  Click "read more" below to see the table of information.


WTSAG participates in ABC Background Briefing Session

Submitted by webmaster on Tue, 24/11/2009 - 05:51

Leigh Park, secretary of the Walter Taylor South Action group recently participated in a radio interview discussing issues related to high density living in our cities.
"Planning for happy cities, when you're also jamming in millions more people, is politically tricky. Urban planners say they can make better communities with more people, but the NIMBYs don't believe it. Like it or not, high density apartment living is around the corner. Reporter Ian Townsend."

Sherwood Road Bus Depot approved by BCC Civic Cabinet on 9 Nov09

Submitted by Leigh Park on Tue, 10/11/2009 - 14:34
In spite of concerted opposition by local residents of Sherwood and surrounding suburbs, BCC Civic Cabinet have approved plans to build the Sherwood Road Bus depot.
"I am disappointed, that despite overwhelming community concern, Civic Cabinet have today approved the Sherwood bus depot. Council’s challenge, now a decision has been made, is to ensure that the serious amenity, safety, environmental and traffic concerns of local residents and families are addressed,” Councillor Johnston said.

BBC's application for Sports Grounds

Submitted by webmaster on Wed, 12/08/2009 - 07:12

Brisbane Boys school have a development application before council to convert the existing golf course into a school sports facility.

Residents have expressed concerns over the increased traffic that this will cause, impact of night lighting, and issues to the already notorious intersection of Oxley Road and Cliveden Avenue.

You can see more details on Council's DA website using application number A002354466

St. Aidans Master Plan

Submitted by webmaster on Sat, 08/08/2009 - 16:03

A resident who attended the Council Meeting on the 6th of August has kindly passed on a copy of St. Aidans draft plans (attached).


Additional information from another resident idicates that the school has been granted federal money to demolish the Queenslander (just recently rezoned to Educational Use) and to replace it with a 2 storey library.


BCC Bus depot at Sherwood

Submitted by webmaster on Thu, 06/08/2009 - 00:03

Council to spend $90m on new bus depot

Tony Moore

August 5, 2009 - 10:36AM

Objections have been raised over a plan to build a $90 million bus depot metres from a local school in Brisbane's south.

Brisbane City Council will spend the money on vacant industrial land and a bus depot for 200 buses on Sherwood Road at Sherwood, near the Brisbane Markets.

The site is 500 metres from Sherwood State School.

Julie Attwood MP urges residents to lobby Councillors

Submitted by webmaster on Wed, 05/08/2009 - 19:51

The following letter appears to have been distributed in the Corinda area to all residents by the Member for Mt Ommaney, Julie Attwood.  A scanned version of the letter is attached (individual addressee removed)

5 Storey Developments Not Wanted in Corinda

I am writing in relation to the Draft Sherwood/Graceville Neighbourhood Plan in which your local Brisbane City Councillor's are putting forward a proposal for 5 storey developments in the residential precinct around Clara Street.